Monday, June 22, 2009

Forbes Family to Sell Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces

Mirror of Venus
If the Forbes family is reduced to selling off their priceles Pre-Raphaelite treasures, what does that mean for the rest of us?

The family is in the process of selling a trove of art treasures from their London home for an estimated £5million. The collection included several pieces by prominent Pre-Raphaelites Sir Edward Burne Jones and Sir John Everett Millais. Two of Millais' paintings, 'For The Squire' and 'Trust Me,' were on sale for £850,000.00 each, while Sir Edward Burne-Jones' spectacular 'Mirror Of Venus'(shown above) was on offer for $500,000.

Read more at The Evening Standard.
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acornmoon said...

I hope they manage to stay in the country. Unfortunately I won't be bidding!

Hermes said...

Seems a shame to me though perhaps at least they will go on display. I have never seen that Millais before. I won't be biiding either - unfortunately.

Margaret said...

Yeah, I won't be bidding either. I hope they stay in England as well, though. Unless the Art Gallery of Alberta decides to buy them! (which is probably not that much more likely than it would be for me to get them)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour Margaret!
How nice to get a visit from you; I have noticed you on Grace's blog, "The Beautiful Necessity" and I am honored that you would stop by to visit. I have a mixed bag of taste and interests; I love the frilly life of crafts and glitter, but I also have a deep interest in the art and medieval decor that is often found on Grace's blog. I am a full-time teacher and a student myself and I am currently working on my masters thesis in education. I see you are a student as well so juggling blog life, home, work and school AND my harp is quite a challenge! Thank you so much for stopping by. I love your taste and do pop in from time to time to see what else we have done to our home! Kind regards, Anita

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Now where did I put that checkbook??!!

Tracy said...

Is it too late to start playing the Lottery?! LOL! I would be wonderful if the Tate Britain Gallery snap it up... :o)